- Associated Press - Friday, May 1, 2015

TULSA, Okla. (AP) - An autopsy indicates a Tulsa man died of cardiac arrest after being shocked with a stun gun by an Osage Nation police officer in February.

The Tulsa World (https://bit.ly/1JWegPw ) reports the Oklahoma Medical Examiner’s report on 41-year-old Terry Price was released Wednesday.

“The cause of death is sudden cardiac death associated with physical restraint in prone position with hands cuffed behind back, multiple electroshock weapon discharge,” the report said.

Osage Nation police officers say they tried to apprehend Price after he ran from the grounds of Osage Casino, from which he had been banned.

Authorities say they used a stun gun on Price after he began to fight with several officers. They say he collapsed after he was handcuffed. Officers attempted to resuscitate Price before he was taken later at a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The Medical Examiner’s Office report also provides toxicology results that reveal Price had psychedelic drugs in his system at the time of his death.

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation opened a probe into Price’s death.

The district attorney’s office will determine whether charges will be pursued against the officers who were involved.


Information from: Tulsa World, https://www.tulsaworld.com

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